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hey guys,

Plain and simple... I'm planing to build a new system in the near future and I'm trying to select the hardware I'm gunna use.
after some research I think I've decided to go with the AMD FX-6350... now my question is whats a good motherboard to go with it? or at least what should I be looking for in a motherboard to get the most out of this processor?

I know there are other variables to consider when choosing a mother board but I'm try to take this one step at a time...
Stuff I primarily do on my system:
Gaming
Drafting (Autodesk Inventor and Solid works)
Movies and music
and the occasional Photo editing

Thanks
post #2 of 6
If you want to overclock but don't need the option for SLi then the Gigabyte 970A-UD3 is the best "cheaper" board to get
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You want to be looking at the vrm's to make sure it can handle the power draw and the pci-e slots for however many gpu's you will be running. The 970a-ud3's have been good boards for me (I only run 1 graphics card). There have been issues lately being reported by 990fxa-ud3 owners so those could be a gamble. The favorite 990fx board has to be the Sabertooth. I'm very happy with my 990fxa-ud5 and it looks great. I love the heatsinks.
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thanks guys I'll look into them
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How much are you looking to spend?

some good options at the lower end is the asrock 970 extreme 3 / 970 extreme 4 and Asus m5a97 r2.0

Other decent boards include the m5a97 evo r2.0. m5a99x evo r2.0
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I'll spend what I need to to get they system that's gunna work for me... if something is gunna cost a little bit more but is worth it then I'll make the money for it...

right now I'm looking into the SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0...

I want this system to last me awhile so I wanna try to future proof this thing as much as I can, which should save me more later...
Edited by Axiom34 - 6/7/13 at 1:06pm
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